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We've been getting some weird posts lately that... Well, they're not making me think it's gotta be an Onion headline, that's for sure.

So just a little refresher. Posts should be:

  1. Links to news stories from…
  2. …credible sources, with…
  3. …their original headlines, that…
  4. …would make people who see the headline think, “That has got to be a story from The Onion, America’s Finest News Source.”

If it's not Onion-y, it doesn't belong here. Bizarre, horrific, and violent news can be here if the headline reads like something out of The Onion, but if it doesn't, it's going away. And if there's too much non-Onion-like content from an account, that account is going away, too.

If you're not sure whether the real news headline you've found is like The Onion, here's a few sample Onion headlines from today:

  • "Visiting Friend Pleasantly Surprised By City’s Open Hostility Toward Homeless People"
  • "Increasingly Powerful Trans Person Capable Of Using Every Single Bathroom At Once"
  • "Man Feels Like Bystanders Are Arguing For Him To Put Gun Down In Bad Faith"
  • "Wally The Emotional Support Alligator Went To See The Phillies"
  • ‘New York Times’ Issues Apology For Reporting Palestinian Deaths

See? Find headlines from real news outlets that remind you of headlines like those. And just to prove my point: One of them is real.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14435582

Pennsylvania school board cancels gay '30 Rock' actor's anti-bullying talk, citing his 'lifestyle'

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14413039

77-Year-Old Man Is Dozing Off in Court & His Supporters Think It's a Masterful Gambit

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She should have said - well we tried calling first but were on the phone for quite a while- you said our call was important to you and you were 'experiencing an unusually high volume of calls'...

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In the memo, Possibility Space owner Jeff Strain, who previously co-founded ArenaNet and Undead Labs, tells the studio's staff that he was recently contacted by Kotaku reporter Ethan Gach with questions about the closure of Crop Circle Games, another studio he owned with wife Annie Delisi Strain under their company Prytania Media.

Gach's questions included "non-public information" about Possibility Space's [unreleased] first game, Jeff Strain said in the e-mail, as well as confidential Prytania Media business information, including the identity of its publishing partner. Jeff was shocked, he said, to learn that the information had come from current employees. He claimed that after disclosing the leak to their publishing partner, the company "expressed low confidence they would be willing to invest the additional resources needed to complete the game." Jeff and the unnamed publishing partner then "mutually agreed to cancel" the project.

The letter goes on to announce that Possibility Space is closing immediately, and concludes with the note that Jeff is "stepping away from the game industry" to focus on his family and care for his wife, who recently disclosed a serious medical diagnosis.

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Defeated CEOs are now conceding hybrid working is here to stay

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